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Yogi Berra : eternal Yankee
Barra, Allen.
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Large print edition.
Publication Information:
Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, [2009]

Physical Description:
877 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Yogi Berra is one of the most popular former athletes in American history, and the most quoted American since Abraham Lincoln. Part comedian, part feisty competitor, Berra is also the winningest player in baseball history. In this revelatory biography, Allen Barra presents Yogi's remarkable life as never seen before, from his childhood in St. Louis's Italian-American "Dago Hill, " through his leading role on the 1949-53 Yankees and the travails of the '64 pennant race to his epic battles and final peace with George Steinbrenner.
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Originally published: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., 2009.
Inventing Yogi Berra -- King of the Hill (1925-1942) -- Larry Berra, they call him Yogi-- (1943-1946) -- A silly hitter (1947) -- A rather strange fellow of very remarkable abilities (1948-1949) -- Mister Berra, my assistant manager (1950-1951) -- Residue of design (1952-1953) -- The house that Yogi built (1954-1956) -- The Silver Age (1957-1960) -- Manage who? (1961-1964) -- It ain't over (1965-1975) -- Déjà vu all over again (1976-1985) -- Eternal Yankee (1986- ) -- Extra innings. Appendix A. Was Yogi the greatest? Yogi Berra, Johnny Bench, Roy Campanella, Mickey Cochrane, and Bill Dickey compared ; Appendix B. Yogi Berra and the great minds : a comparative study ; Appendix C. Casey interviews Yogi ; Appendix D. Distant replay : watching the 1956 perfect game with Yogi and Don Larsen.
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